Mines and Mineral Rules
The Bangladesh government enacted The Mines and Mineral Rules (1968), and later it was amended. But it has a major gap, the legislators never tried to remove this gap in the law. The Mines and Mineral Rules defined the lessee/applicant for exploration licence and mining licences in its 3(a) and 3(b) section. This law permits the applicant or lessee to apply for exploration licence in any area over the country without considering the environmental and habitation issues. Both Bangladeshis and foreign nationals can have accessibility to apply at any time of the year for exploration licence without showing their capability to implement this project.
The matter should be looked into with a sense of urgency.